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Scrasamax
July 6, 2016
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Clocksmith    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

This is definitely going to void yer warranty, mate.

Scrasamax
March 1, 2014
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The Cosmetologist    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

In the Cosmic Era, the Cosmetologist is a highly skilled geneticist, and they are consulted on everything from hair remedies to exotic full body alterations.

Ancient Gamer
November 18, 2013
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Ms. Carlyle    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

A stern matron, 1950's pinup and failed protector against nuclear winter.

Her first contact will be on a laptop or mobile unit of some kind. The text "Can you help me?" will be written all over the screen.

Ms. Carlyle has made her presence known.

Scrasamax
August 30, 2012
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Andrew 12    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

Formerly Andrew 'Dandy' C. C. Yates, the Scranton Psychopath, now Andrew 12-C66

Scrasamax
November 29, 2008
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Abelard von Richter    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

We need to gather the cam-droppers and bulldog gears off of number six, yes the wrecked number six. Then, with those pieces and the short drive off of number three we can put number four back into action.

Abelard von Richter

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Candi    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

Hanging on the arm of a wealthy upper crust man, she was the perfect arm charm. But you swear, you have seen her before.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Ofc Beatrice Wydman - Fidgit    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

A hypercaffinated ball of technical investigation energy.

Pieh
March 15, 2005
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Hucken Fyreb'lls    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

An quirky Gnome with little patience and much skill with a flame.

Dhui
August 6, 2004
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Lectic    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

A sentient machine which churns out useless items, but may have a more important task. (actually an It).

ephemeralstability
January 31, 2004
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Carmo    NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)

Carmo keeps a shop in the backstreets of Erezi. It’s not often visited, Carmo makes people feel…uneasy. Even the veterans of the Erezi underworld are uncomfortable being alone with Carmo. But they need to buy their traps from somewhere…

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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